Bike to Work Day
This Friday is the 14th Anchorage Bike to Work Day, and there's no better excuse to bust out the tire pump and get your ride ready for summer. Last year, about 4,000 people participated, and organizers say this year there will be more than 40 snack stations throughout the municipality, as well as some fix-it stations and "other shenanigans" (you can check out a map at goo.gl/Ye6MfX). 6-9 a.m. Friday. Search "Bike to Work Day 2018" on Facebook for updates.
Kaladi block party
Caffeine-fueled Alaska institution Kaladi Brothers Coffee is hosting a block party at Sagaya City Market. There will be free stuff and fun activities: free hot dogs and sliders, Irish music, games, bike inspections from Trek Store, pet adoption from Friends of Pets and a scavenger hunt. But here's the one that'll make you look twice: goat yoga. Yes, there will be goats. Will they walk atop yoga practitioners in mid-chaturanga? You'll have to find out Saturday. 2-5 p.m. For events details and schedule, search "Goat Block Party" on Facebook.
(Also: goat yoga is a thing. Here's an informative video about it)
A birthday party for Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary and International Museum Day with 1968-era pricing for Alaska residents: $2.17. Dress in 1960s attire, take a museum history tour and join in a "Happy Birthday" sing-along. There will be a birthday cake and a celebration at noon in the atrium. History tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (meet at the bottom of the atrium staircase). 9 a.m-6 p.m. Friday. For more visit anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar. (625 C Street)
Pioneering metalcore band After The Burial will be in town for two shows. First is an all-ages event at Anchorage Community Works with local support from Atlas, QWLTS and The Artificer. 7 p.m. Friday. The second show is 21 and over at Koot's with Anchorage bands Distance Defined and Silhouettes. 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for both shows are $20 in advance at Mammoth Music and seetickets.us, $25 at the door.
This play about a gentle chimpanzee who performed with the likes of Morgan Fairchild is described as a "moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity." By "Orange is the New Black" writer Nick Jones. Tickets $23-25 at centertix.net. Opens 7 p.m. Friday, runs Thursday-Sunday through June 9 at Cyrano's. (3800 DeBarr Road)
Salmon season kickoff party
This season's first commercially harvested Copper River sockeyes will star in dishes by five premier Alaska chefs at this family friendly event. Live music will be provided by Blaze and Eric; children under 12 are free. 2 p.m. Saturday. 49th State Brewery (717 W. Third Ave.) Tickets $15 at brownpapertickets.com and at the door.
Highlights of this year's Cannabis Classic Alaska include a bake-off and awards for growers and industry – including best sativa and indica, best edible, best retail store, best budtender and more. 6 p.m. Saturday at the Fiesta Room. See gocannabisclassic.com for event schedule and details. (420 W. 3rd Ave.)